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The Bier Garden

(Visited November 3, 2019) Outstanding Cuban Sandwich at The Bier Garden of Encinitas! One of the best Cuban’s I’ve put in my mouth, that I can tell you.

Wasa Sushi Bar & Grill

It’s about time I went in to check out the new Wasa Sushi Bar & Grill. I can’t believe I waited this long! A family run business with dad and daughters, I could not have felt more welcomed and at home. The place was even beautifully decorated for Christmas. I met the new proprietor and it was immediately evident that he has a passion for this business and making it succeed. It was almost infectious. Such a super nice guy and family. 

I ordered a Shrimp Tempura Roll. Made with tempura shrimp, crab, avocado, sprouts and cucumber; rolled with both nori and soy paper, topped with eel sauce. The presentation itself was simply stunning! It tasted as good as it looks, that I can tell you. The last time I ordered a shrimp tempura roll here (Da Tuna Shack), it was $9, in December 2014. Four years later, it’s still only $9! I was impressed. 

In my opinion there are only a handful of restaurants in Ramona that are absolute standouts. I now consider Wasa Sushi among them! If you’re not a fan of susie, there are plenty of other great options; they have much more than just sushi. In fact they’re open for lunch now with an expanded menu, including deli sandwiches, loaded fries and whatnot. I look forward to visiting Wasa again soon!

Board & Brew

A rather unorthodox but very tasty Cobb Salad at Board & Brew in Del Sur! I am missing that ripe avocado though! I’m sorry, but the cucumber isn’t fooling me LOL. 😂

Casa Reveles

Outstanding taquitos with all the fixin’s at Casa Reveles in Ramona! Not the best Mexican food around but it’s always a delight to see Victor.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

We really enjoyed our couple of days up in Big Bear Lake last September! Whenever I stay in a new town I always scout out the local craft beer spots. BBLBC was such an outstanding establishment! Home of the freshest brew above 6,500′. My first pub grub go-to is always fish & chips. Their version here is just excellent! I particularly loved the unique strip-cut fries. Very unique and delicious. I cannot wait to come back and visit this charming mountain resort community.

Plaza Grill

Outstanding grilled chicken salad and my favorite IPA from Coronado Brewing Company at Barona Casino’s Plaza Girl!

Reds, Whites & Brews

Reds Whites & Brews is my favorite beer & wine bar in SoCal! They’re located in what was once called the “Pioneer Store,” a historical building on Main St. in Ramona, CA. It is the oldest structure in Old Town Ramona with its original construction dating back to 1883. It previously served as a waypoint for gold miners traveling from San Diego to Julian.

Such a comfortable and relaxing place with a perfect selection of local Ramona wines coupled with SoCal craft beers, including Ramona’s own Smoking Cannon Brewery. This time I had an excellent Mike Hess Double IPA, then an outstanding peanut butter stout. Everyone working there was genuine, knowledgable and sweet. Open daily at 2:00 pm (Saturdays at noon). Totally worth checking out if you’re never been.

Reds, Whites & Brews

Reds Whites & Brews is one of my new favorite adult beverage purveyors in Ramona! They’re located in what was once called the “Pioneer Store,” a historical building on Main St. in Ramona, CA. It is the oldest structure in Old Town with its original construction dating back to 1883. It previously served as a waypoint for gold miners traveling from San Diego to Julian.

Such a comfortable and relaxing place with a perfect selection of local Ramona wines coupled with SoCal craft beers. I had an excellent hard cider from Turqouise Barn Cider, then an outstanding peanut butter stout. Everyone working there was genuine, knowledgable and sweet. Open 7 days a week. Totally worth checking out if you’re never been.

Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Best chips & salsa and dare I say, best happy hour in Ramona!

Smoking Cannon Brewery

After all the outstanding reviews recently (some less coherent than others), I had to go check out Smoking Cannon Brewery! Such a remarkable addition to Old Town Ramona! Love this place and it’s Civil War motif.

Reasonably priced “beer flight” was only $10. Included a selection of six unique and tasty beers. My favorite was definitely the American stout on nitro and Pecan Porter. Open Thursday – Sunday, right next to El Michoacan. Worth a visit for any beer fan!

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